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PM Shehbaz, son Hamza acquitted in money laundering case​


A special court in Lahore on Wednesday acquitted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz in the Rs16 billion money laundering case.

The premier and his son did not appear before the court. Their lawyer, Amjad Pervaiz, filed a request for exemption from appearance as the prime minister was busy with official engagements and Hamza was unwell.

Yesterday, the FIA prosecutor, during a special court hearing, argued in favour of expelling the impression that there was any direct allegation against Prime Minister Shehbaz and his son, former Punjab chief minister Hamza Shehbaz, which could establish their guilt in the Rs16 billion money laundering case.

A special central court judge heard the money laundering case against the aforesaid and other accused persons.

Earlier this month, the FIA had given a clean chit to PM Shehbaz and Hamza Shehbaz, on the charges of money laundering to the tune of Rs16 billion, saying there was no direct evidence against them in the case.

Answering the questions raised by the judge on Tuesday, the FIA prosecutor informed the court that Malik Maqsood – the deceased key figure in the money laundering case – had been operating eight bank accounts and that all the details had been mentioned in the challan submitted before the court.

FIA’s prosecutor, Farooq Bajwa, further argued that the record shows that neither the amounts had ever been deposited nor withdrawn from PM Shehbaz Sharif or from his son Hamza’s bank accounts.

Hamza’s counsel argued that there is no allegation of kickbacks on the accused persons. The FIA had excluded bankers from this case and neither are the bankers' witnesses nor the accused. He added that the investigation was carried out before the political regime changed and the statements were recorded on political bases.

 
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Then they wonder why nobody is donating to flood victims' funds. All the more reason for me and others not to send anything to this shit-hole, let them drown.
 

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PM Shehbaz, son Hamza acquitted in money laundering case

  • Acquittal comes a day after FIA prosecutor argued in favour of quashing the case against the father-son duo
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A special court in Lahore on Wednesday acquitted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son, Hamza Shehbaz, in a Rs16 billion money laundering case, Aaj News reported.

The decision was announced by Judge Ijaz Hassan Awan after the court had reserved the verdict in the case earlier in the day.

The premier and his son were not present in the court when the verdict was announced. Their lawyer, Amjad Pervaiz, had earlier filed a request for exemption from appearance as the prime minister was busy with official engagements and Hamza was unwell.

The acquittal comes a day after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor argued in favour of quashing the case against the father-son duo, stressing that there was no direct allegation against PM Shehbaz and Hamza to establish their guilt in the Rs16 billion money laundering case.

Earlier this month, the FIA cleared PM Shehbaz and Hamza Shehbaz of money laundering accusations of Rs16 billion, citing a lack of concrete evidence against them in the case.

In response to the judge's inquiries on Tuesday, the FIA prosecutor informed the court that Malik Maqsood aka Maqsood Chaprasi, the deceased key figure in the money laundering case, had been running eight bank accounts and that all of the details were included in the challan filed to the court.

Farooq Bajwa, the FIA's prosecutor, further contended that the record demonstrates that the amounts were never deposited or removed from PM Shehbaz Sharif's or his son Hamza's bank accounts.

Shehbaz and his sons Hamza and Suleman were booked by the FIA in November 2020 under sections of financial fraud, impersonation and forgery, and criminal misconduct of the Prevention of Corruption Act and read with 3/4 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

Last year, the FIA had submitted a challan in a banking court against Shehbaz and his two sons, Hamza and Salman, citing them as the main suspects in a money laundering case.

The investigation team allegedly found 28 Benami accounts that were operated under Shehbaz and his household staff members’ names from 2008 to 2018 — while the opposition leader was chief minister and Hamza was a member of the National Assembly.

Reacting to the development, the PML-N in a Twitter post said: “Another fabricated case created for political victimization comes to its inevitable end.”
 

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Lanat bashaumaar in Generalo per, in ki Al Alad per Jo in kanjoron ko is lia wapis la ker aii kah mil Bhat ker khain ga paisa or aik dosara ka cases maaf kerwa dain ga. IK yeh sub Kuch kerna nahi da raha tha.
 

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PM Shehbaz, son Hamza acquitted in money laundering case​


A special court in Lahore on Wednesday acquitted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz in the Rs16 billion money laundering case.

The premier and his son did not appear before the court. Their lawyer, Amjad Pervaiz, filed a request for exemption from appearance as the prime minister was busy with official engagements and Hamza was unwell.

Yesterday, the FIA prosecutor, during a special court hearing, argued in favour of expelling the impression that there was any direct allegation against Prime Minister Shehbaz and his son, former Punjab chief minister Hamza Shehbaz, which could establish their guilt in the Rs16 billion money laundering case.

A special central court judge heard the money laundering case against the aforesaid and other accused persons.

Earlier this month, the FIA had given a clean chit to PM Shehbaz and Hamza Shehbaz, on the charges of money laundering to the tune of Rs16 billion, saying there was no direct evidence against them in the case.

Answering the questions raised by the judge on Tuesday, the FIA prosecutor informed the court that Malik Maqsood – the deceased key figure in the money laundering case – had been operating eight bank accounts and that all the details had been mentioned in the challan submitted before the court.

FIA’s prosecutor, Farooq Bajwa, further argued that the record shows that neither the amounts had ever been deposited nor withdrawn from PM Shehbaz Sharif or from his son Hamza’s bank accounts.

Hamza’s counsel argued that there is no allegation of kickbacks on the accused persons. The FIA had excluded bankers from this case and neither are the bankers' witnesses nor the accused. He added that the investigation was carried out before the political regime changed and the statements were recorded on political bases.



Baja dhoom say band bajaee... bahut paisa lia ho ga estab nay.
 

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